Parental Role in Child’s Academic Achievement

Another school year has ended, a lot of happy parents are proud of their child’s academic achievement as Facebook feeds are filled and flooded with well wishes for children graduating in pre-school, elementary, high school or college. Congratulatory remarks and photos on honors and awards garnered by these young achievers are posted in most social media networking sites.

Both the child and the parent in my opinion must be applauded for this great academic accomplishment. Parents play an important role in helping their child appreciate their education - which is proper motivation, encouragement, supervision and support in assisting their kids to fulfill their potential. While the kid on the other hand, being influenced by their parent manage, coordinate and take a positive and an active interest in what they are learning in school, thus, performs well in their studies.

According to studies, parental involvement in kids academic attainment are more likely to be of higher-achieving students than those whose parents are not involved in their scholastic lives. Children develop self-esteem and less likely to have educational issues such as inappropriate behavior or failing grades. Parents must convey the message that these academic accomplishments matter for it will benefit their child in the long run.  It doesn’t matter if the kid will not go up the stage to receive a medal or award but what is important is that he/she had tried his/her best to pass the level and is ready to continue on to the next stage.

Parents showing full support on their child’s education positively affects a child’s self-worth and well-being. I am gratefully blessed with two boys who do excel academically. My eldest son – JM who’s a full pledged IT works for prestigious company while my youngest son – Yahmir had just finished his grade 8 with flying colors. This scholastic award does not only mean a pat on the back but calls for a family celebration as well.  Cheers!


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